No We Can’t!

This time last year German Chancellor Angela Merkel became an object of ridicule for her repeated catchphrase concerning the “refugee” crisis: “We can do it!”

A woman named Katia Schneidt, who has experience working with refugees and teaching them German, has written a book about her experiences entitled No We Can’t! In the television interview below, Ms. Schneidt explains why the migration policies currently being followed by the German government can’t help but fail.

Many thanks to Ava Lon for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling:


00:00   Yes, we can! Chancellor Angela Merkel promised almost a year ago
00:04   that she would accept millions of refugees, that she would take care of them and integrate them.
00:08   Yes we can! But how is the situation, really?
00:12   All this began bout a year ago.
00:16   Tens of thousands of refugees arrive in Germany through Hungary
00:20   and they’re greeted with joy and cheering. Altogether
00:24   in 2015 around 1.2 million people fled to Germany.
00:28   Despite many questions and criticisms, Chancellor Angela Merkel promises: Yes, we can!
00:32   But reality shows that it’s not so easy.
00:36   Overworked government employees, sometimes misery and hardship in the refugees homes.
00:40   Since January another 265 thousand refugees have arrived.
00:44   At a summer press conference a couple of weeks ago
00:48   Angela is reaffirming her estimation again: I never said that it would be easy.
00:56   Can we? We’re asking now Katia Schneidt: good morning! —Good morning!
01:00   Quick info: you are the contact person for the refugees, —Yes. —You teach German,
01:04   you accompany many refugees when the need to talk to the authorities —Yes. —It means you know
01:08   the reality and you know how the integration is going. —Exactly. —Now you wrote a book.
01:12   It’s entitled: No We Can’t! So almost exactly the opposite
01:16   from what Angela Merkel is saying. Our Federal Chancellor. —Exactly —So why can’t we?
01:20   We can’t because we simply have too few paid refugee helpers.
01:24   So it’s all on the, all the weight is being carried
01:28   by the care people. And the paid people are simply
01:32   too few. — Do you feel like
01:36   you could at least try to adjust, or that it doesn’t depend only on
01:40   the missing workers? —Well, there are many things
01:44   that simply aren’t clear. And the refugee politic is very opaque
01:48   and to say all the time: “Yes, we can,” in the long run, it’s too little.
01:52   Do you have a feeling that the atmosphere has changed, and if so, how has it changed?
01:57   Since last year. Many arrived back then in Munich greeted by an applauding crowd with balloons.
02:01   What changes have you noticed as the refugees worker?
02:05   Well, the biggest change that I have noticed,
02:09   since we got the refugee problem, is that people have obviously
02:13   lost the capacity to differentiate. It seems there’s only Good and Evil
02:17   You are either for the refugees or you’re against them, and between
02:21   there seems to be nothing. And it’s, let’s say,
02:25   the most serious changes that I noticed
02:29   is that the very people who yell the loudest about how open we are
02:33   and that the refugees are so welcome, those aren’t the people who are helping with the refugees.
02:38   Right, so from those folks I haven’t seen a single one; so there where I work
02:45   you can really see, how the people who are very active
02:49   in the social media, FB, and so on, and who keep repeating over there
02:53   how open we are, that nobody from them is helping us with the refugees.
02:57   Our Chancellor says from above: “Yes, we can!” You say, at the bottom, based on
03:01   your everyday experience with the refugees: “No, we can’t!”
03:05   What do you answer to those from AfD and PEGIDA who said a year ago
03:09   that those refugees are too much for Germany?
03:13   Yes, of course it’s too much! I mean, we can only,
03:17   in the meantime, we did, last year we took in 1.1 million people.
03:21   This year it’s already 300,000,
03:25   without a serious plan, right,
03:29   so it goes on, those people need decent accommodations.
03:33   I can see it in our refugee care, people who
03:37   are leaving our accommodations and are looking desperately for a condo.
03:41   There are no condos. We haven’t built any social condos for years.
03:45   Bottom line: we should be building 400,000 apartments every year
03:50   in the coming years, to be able offering any accommodations to those people.
03:54   So I can’t say: “Yes, we can!” For me this is too little, right?
03:58   And the estimation, and this will only work as estimations; so this immigration
04:02   that is arriving here now, it can only be estimated!
04:06   And the estimations failed last year.
04:10   They let it happen, we have now so many parallel societies,
04:14   and I’m asking myself, our Chancellor said a couple of years ago,
04:18   “Mutli-culti failed.” And today she says: “Yes, we can!” And I would like to
04:22   ask her the question, what happened in those years in-between, that she changed her mind?
04:26   Is the integration problem caused by the qualifications?
04:30   Many said that in this refugee group there would be qualified workers.
04:34   Now we are not so sure about it any more. What are you seeing every day?
04:38   I’m also seeing the opposite. Most who came have no papers,
04:42   no education. Also the Federal Work Agency, their newest numbers,
04:46   about 80% of those people have no professional education.
04:50   I also teach German; I know how hard it is for them,
04:54   but when you ask them what they want to do, they all say they want to study [in college]
04:58   so the largest part would like to go to college. Because of course
05:02   in their home countries they have a totally different image of Germany. —Now, that’s interesting:
05:06   Is it caused by false information? Many felt that
05:10   it’s a big holy land and now I’m getting what I always wanted. —Yes, exactly.
05:14   Definitely. —So they’re being misinformed? —Yes! They’re misinformed. So one of the first questions
05:18   I am asked is always: “When do I get my house?”, right?
05:22   And then I ask: “Where is the house idea coming from?” “Well, people say that,”
05:26   so they have invented some things,
05:30   and on top of that the refugees that come here, you would think
05:35   they would explain about this reality at home, but they don’t do that.
05:39   So they should be further informed. —Yes.
05:43   We should, and I say it in my book, we should make a movie,
05:47   explaining which conditions people live under here, transparent and clear.
05:51   Wonderful! Many thanks Mrs Schneidt, and good luck.

17 thoughts on “No We Can’t!

  1. When do I get MY house… they ask.

    WOW, who knew they were nothing but freeloaders?????

    Merkle knew and did NOT care.

    She should end like the Queen of France in the 18th C. All her minions too.

    • This also tells us a lot about those who come, about their attitude. They are not here to work, to build a life for themselves, they are here to get everything for free, to live off the infidel, as is only proper for a true believer.
      But it also tells us a lot about their level of intelligence. Who actually believes, no matter what the stories tell, that there really exists a country in the world that will give you everything you want, a house, a car, a good job, beautiful women to warm your bed, free money for nothing? Only a complete moron would actually believe that you get all that for just showing up.

      • Among western leftists their central message is that such comforts, delights, and conveniences are a basic right and could be easily provided if greedy, mean-spirited capitalists, racists and homophobes would just stop their obstructionist tactics.

  2. “So they should be further informed”
    – Why is it that the Germans always respond with the refrain “they should be informed”, “they should be educated”? This has been the response to the rapes, the assaults in pools, the petty crimes, etc. It is as if the Germans believe that their new Brown pets can be retrained by giving them more information. Like little pups they will be transformed into good German ones. All they lack is the “correct information”. Fools.
    – Wir schaffen das!

    • They respond that way because they truly believe that human beings are totally malleable. They don’t believe there are limits. Your behavior and your achievement or lack of it are determined. And what you do or who you are are determined by things external to you, namely, the environment or society, otherwise called nurture as opposed to nature. The effects of your environment are used particularly to explain any human failing or lack of achievement. If you are not doing as well as another person, then it must be due to something outside of you. It may be poverty; it may be racism; it may be sexism; it may be lead in the pipes; it may be poor parents, and so on.

      You don’t do bad things willingly or voluntarily. You are made to do bad things. The corollary is you are also made to do good things. So don’t worry. Education will fix it. Have they considered whether there is education that may be good or bad? Does good education produce good, and does bad bad?

      • Do you see where I’m going with this? If you provide education and that doesn’t work, then it must be that the education you provided was not good. Then the question becomes what is good education? Is good education that which produces good? Is bad education that which produces bad? Doesn’t this become circular? If so, the proposition that education will make people do good is fallacious.

      • Exactly. They are truly believe that the only reason is the little Mohammed is not a quantum physicist because he just happened to born in the wrong street in the wrong village. The fact that daddy and mommy is cousins (like their grandparents) and little Mohammed just wants to kill as many infidels as possible has no bearing on anything…

  3. In this interview she just wants more staff and more money. Nothing about strongly reducing numbers. Her book might be better. The only good thing she says seems to be that there needs to be integration, not parallel societies.

    • Look at Bosnia. In one youtube, one can see two hijabi Moslem women boasting about their (Islamic part of) Bosnia. They have parellel societies because they are innately selfish, divisive and they craved for it and implemented it or forced it upon others. They tend to share their wealth or their land(once they acquired it from infidels) only to those who submit to their endless Islamic religious nonsense.

      They are not interested in sharing anything with infidels.
      We have to understand their mentality. They want to control us infidels and they are only interested in being “friends” with rich infidels.

  4. She lost me from the first minute where she pointed to the lack of funds and resources as the primary impediment to integration of the migrants. Just another SJW social worker clamoring for more money for her particular diversion. Devoting all the money in the world to the cause will not integrate muslim men into a white Christian society. Money is beside the point, they are here to conquer and suppress.

    • Yeah. I had exactly the same feeling as you. For her, the refugee inundation is alright as long as the government funds enough teachers like her.

  5. Managing people’s expectations here is going to take a miracle. Even the poorest people in Germany live a lifestyle that is better then like 80% of the worlds population, and I think it’s safe to say people in the developing world want in on the action. Good thing we’re fully prepared to defend our way of life by any means necessary. I might’ve dreamed that last part.

    • Yes, you did dream the last part as we, the Western countries, are willingly taking in those that have no intention of assimilating to our values.
      And we are not willing to defend these values. On the contrary, we subjugate our selves repeatedly to values abhorrent to the West.
      Got your wristband on? How about your tattoo?

  6. Islamic supremacists males walk into an infidel nation and demand a home, food, medical care and money in exchange for nothing.
    Once settled, they begin a campaign of violence and racism against the German people ranging from terrorist attacks, to protests to thousands of law suits, demanding even more free money.
    They claim to be superior.
    They refuse to work.
    Germany played god and will, for many decades, pay with their lives.

  7. I work in Iraq (Oil and Gas) We have many local national here doing quite menial jobs, but they earn on average between $1200-$2000 a month. Lots of these guys left here to go to Europe after Merkel invited them in, I tried to explain that they would get nowhere near what they receive here, over in Germany. The majority are illiterate in Arabic let alone German! Still they left in their droves to go to what they considered was a lottery win, a few have since returned asking for their jobs back. I think I’m fairly qualified to say that these guys have little to offer Europe other than serious drama. Mutti Merkel might just live long enough to watch the coming strife unfold.

    • Thanks for your experience.

      I do not believe Merkel will ever experience any regret. It’s not like she’s simply deluded on the effects of her actions. She has her reasons, perhaps the promise of a high UN position, perhaps outlandish speaking fees from Saudi Arabia after she leaves office, whatever. But, the consequences of her actions to the German people are simply not on her radar. She doesn’t care. It’s like expecting a mosquito to feel your pain when it bites you.

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